Nischal Bhandari: A dynamic social activist

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    Hailing from Dang, Nischal Bhandari is a spirited social activist who advocates about mental health, youth empowerment and environment conservation. He has been doing various programs through The Doers’ Syndicate, the organization he founded in 2018.

    His Journey

    Nischal has always been passionate about doing his part for the society which made him start his own social group called Doers’ Syndicate which encourages young people to engage in important issues of the society. Recently, he conducted a program called Beauty of Words (BOW) in which the group members discussed about mental health. They also conducted poetry recital and writing competition with the theme of ‘Mental health among Nepali Youth’. Besides, he and his team also organized an Eco-youth submit collaborating with ICIMOD knowledge park and environment students from KU. This event aimed to advocate environmental conservation and discussed various issues related environment.

    Nischal and his team from Doers’ Syndicate recently gathered some organizations and conducted Youth Summit 2018 on the day of International Youth Day last year. The main mission of the event was to acknowledge and celebrate different youth’s innovations and strengthen networking among young entrepreneurs. Focusing on the theme of 2018, ‘Safe Space for Youth’, this event aimed to provide an interactive space for the youths. “On the occasion of Youth Day, our team from Doers’ Syndicate thought this event would be fruitful to many young people of the valley,” said Nischal. The event saw participation from organizations like  AYON, Rising Youth, Creative Ideas and Nepalese Economic Society. Hundreds of young people under 20 of the valley observed this event.

    Nischal is one of the grantees of Opportunity Funds for the year 2020 funded by Education USA and the United States EducationFoundation, USEF Nepal.

    Glocal Teen Hero and his future plans

    Nischal was familiar with Glocal Teen Hero for some years now and thought this platform would help him grow as an activist.

    He wants to keep on doing activism and work on campaigns about environment and mental health. “I think it’s important to engage in such activities to create impact through little things. We can also gain a perspective on life because of activism,” he said.

    Nischal Bhandari was selected among the 20 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers below the age of 20 in Nepal, for the year 2019. This annual list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. The platform seeks to encourage the youths to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other youths in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.